Alpha Arrives

We are very excited to announce that the Alpha has launched! The Omeka and teams have been working hard during the past few months to develop this new hosted service.

The current Alpha showcases Omeka’s core functionality: building a website with an archive of items. This means that our earliest testers may build an archive and configure the public design themes. Users may now upload a logo, customize a site’s navigation, and add homepage text simply by configuring a theme in the admin settings. Slick! No plugins are yet available, but soon we will roll them out in small batches for all users to try.

Alpha testers: we are relying on you to provide us with feedback on your experience to help make it better for everyone else.

If you requested an invitation, keep your eyes out for an email from (check spam filters) in the coming weeks. We will slowly roll out invitations throughout the alpha period.

If you did not request an invitation, have no fear. In Fall 2010, we will launch the public beta, which will be available to everyone. Then, your site will be just one click away!

7 Responses to “ Alpha Arrives”

  1. dave

    What’s the proper avenue for passing along feedback about alpha?

  2. Sheila Brennan

    You can post feedback in the Help section:

    Thank you!

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  4. Skye

    Any date for the Beta release? Thanks!

  5. Sheila Brennan

    Late October, early November.

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